The late acquisition of Marouane Fellaini by Manchester United in the summer might have added quantity to the Old Trafford club, especially their midfield, but there are still unanswered questions.
What will be the role of the big Belgian at Old Trafford? No one is quite sure just what Fellaini's best position is.
Is he the box-to-box midfielder or is he a deep lying playmaker or an attacking midfielder? It's difficult to define him.
Because Fellaini and Michael Carrick are not the fastest midfielders, playing the pair in the centre of the park could be risky, especially when playing against fast attacking teams like Tottenham or in what we witnessed recently, Manchester City.
David Moyes must act fast and bring new players that would bring a different dimension to his midfield. Here are five of his best realistic options – and by realistic I mean not chasing Cesc Fabregas or Luka Modric.
Ander Herrera: Herrera is an ideal addition to Moyes’s side – he plays as a central midfielder and can pick killer passes. He can dribble and is comfortable on the ball. He plays like Steven Gerrard and has great potential.
Sven Bender: Bender’s work rate and incredible stamina can give Carrick some breathing space. A very good defensive shield for defence.
Juan Mata: His qualities need no introduction – two year Chelsea Player of the Year, he is a class act. Although not particularly necessary for Moyes, he would add to the attacking flair no doubt.
Lars Bender: Twin brother to Sven, Lars is more flexible, he can play as attacking/defensive midfielder. Posses’ incredible stamina and work rate too.
Alex Song: Alex Song is the most important of all the five mentioned targets. Song brings agility (surely United won’t be bullied by Yaya Toure if Song is on the pitch). He is solid defensively, can create and score also.
Moyes should focus on plugging Alex Song and Herrera from their respective clubs like a laser beam.
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